Michelle Schenker

Michelle holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and has worked in marketing at Bank of America, Mattel and Hanes. She is the proud co-founder of Canine Journal and a dog lover through and through. Since the day she was born, she has lived in a home full of dogs. Her adult home is no exception where she and her husband live with Bella and Lily, their two adorable rescue pups. In addition to her love for snuggling with dogs, she also has enjoyed working professionally in the canine field since 1999 when she started her first dog-related job at a dog bakery.

Who’s Guarding Your Guard Dog?

Beware Of Dog Sign

Uh oh, your next-door neighbor’s house just got broken into. Sound the alarm! You’re probably looking for ways to deter burglars so your home is not the next target. Before you throw Fido in front of the gun, let’s take a step back and explore various ways to protect your home from burglary…

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Top Dog Interview with Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver was born on the 4th of July and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is your typical Labrador Retriever and loves swimming, fetching, rolling in everything, making her family happy and playing with her sister Masey, a Golden Retriever, and her two brother kittens, Pouncer and Clover. Her absolute favorite two things to do are playing in the creek behind the house and being an active member of our family! She is a very, very special dog with a unique personality that is well-loved and taken care of by her family. Everyone that meets Denver quickly realizes she truly has a personality unlike any animal they have ever seen…

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How A Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

Lily playing in dirt: How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

It was one of the scariest moments of my life when my dog Lily was bit by a poisonous Copperhead snake. All I could do was rush to the vet and pray for the best. But this very frightening experience has made me a huge pet insurance advocate and I hope my story helps you know what to do if you are faced with the difficult life and death pet decisions…

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Top Dog Interview with Max and Minnie the Pugs

Minnie and Max the Pugs

Max and Minnie the Pugs are sister and brother, litter mates and best friends. They are probably best known for their viral video The Pug Head Tilt (check it out below!), which has been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Regis & Kelly, Good Morning America and Animal Planet’s “America’s Cutest Dog,” among others. Learn more straight from the pups’ barks as we get up close and personal to the lively heads known as Max and Minnie ion our exclusive Top Dog interview…

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Top Dog Interview With Sir Charles Barkley the Dog

Sir Charles Barkley Dog

Sir Charles Barkley is a 3 year old French bulldog representing Seattle, Washington. We started his Instagram account just for fun when he was just a couple weeks old and never in our wildest dreams imagined him gaining such a following. He enjoys snorting, eating, kicking grass, back rubs, taking naps and playing with his many toys. But, there’s a lot more to this basketball-loving pup and we got to know him better in this exclusive Top Dog Interview with Canine Journal…

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Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

2 dogs fighting: Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

If you’ve spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you’ve seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don’t even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing?

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Hector and Wallace: Pit Bulls Rescued From Michael Vick And Euthanasia

Hector and Wallace: Pit Bulls Rescued From Michael Vick And Euthanasia

In 2004 Wallace the pitbull was saved from near death at an animal shelter. His breed and high energy level were deemed a dangerous combination and put him on the fast track towards euthanasia. In 2007 Hector was one among many pit bulls saved from NFL football star Michael Vick’s dog-fighting ring in Virginia. Both of these dogs were lucky enough to find people to accept them for who they were and in spite of their past to recognize the big hearts inside and adopt them into their forever homes. Learn more in the exclusive Canine Journal interview…

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An Interview With Mac The Pitbull

Interview with Mac the pitbull

Mac the Pitbull is an inspiration to all pitbulls and misunderstood dogs around the world. He is pitbull strong and makes his bark heard as he shares his story of rescue and greatness. Pitbulls are often trained to be aggressive dogs but they can also be trained to be awesome pets. That’s the sign of a smart dog breed and Mac is no exception. We were so excited to meet this special dog. You can too. Read our exclusive interview with Mac the Pitbull…

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